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Migrants come ashore, body washes up on Jupiter beach

Local and federal authorities investigating scene near Jupiter Reef Club
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Posted at 9:57 AM, May 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-12 12:51:08-04

JUPITER, Fla. — Authorities on Wednesday are investigating after a group of migrants came ashore on Jupiter beach and a body was also found floating in the water nearby.

According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, the body washed up not far from the Jupiter Reef Club, located at 1600 South A1A.

The sheriff's office said an unknown number of Haitian migrants were spotted in a boat about 40 yards offshore during the early morning hours Wednesday.

As the migrants attempted to flee from U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials, three Haitian men jumped overboard.

Two were taken into custody, and a third was found deceased and floating nearby.

PBSO, Jupiter police, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection are all involved in the investigation.